MSC Cruises revealed it will continue to expand its presence in North America via the introduction of Tampa Florida as a new homeport for the company.
Starting November 11, 2020, the passenger liner MSC Armonia will be leaving roundtrip out of Tampa FL to Caribbean ports (in Yucatan Mexico and Bahamas) the whole year-round. Ship's full season (November 2020 – April 2021) offers 4- and 5-night Tampa roundtrips. Follows a full summer season (May 2021-November 2021) of 7-day Caribbean cruises.
For the winter 2020-2021, Armonia offers 4- and 5-night voyages to port destinations like Costa Maya, Cozumel, Key West FL, Progreso, and Ocean Cay Bahamas (MSC's private island in the Caribbean). With options for booking B2Bs (back-to-back cruises), MSC cruisers also can extend the length of their vacation with 9- or 10-night options.
4- and 5-night sample roundtrip Tampa itineraries include:
- (4-night) January 10-14, 2021, to Key West and Ocean Cay. Fares start at US$240 per person.
- (5-night) January 14-19, 2021, to Cozumel and Costa Maya. Fares start at US$300 per person.
- (5-night) January 19-24, 2021, to Key West and Progreso. Fares start at US$290 per person.
Following her inaugural season in Tampa FL, MSC Armonia will transition to 7-night voyages from May through November 2021, with calls at Key West, Cozumel, Progreso, and Ocean Cay. Prices start at US$300 per person.